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Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks with Openswan [Paperback]

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This book is a comprehensive guide to using Openswan for building both basic and industry size, military strength VPNs for medium to very large organizations. Written by the core developers, this practical book is all you need to use Openswan to build any VPN infrastructure you may need. The authors have covered the latest developments and upcoming issues. This book will not only help you build the VPN you need, but also save you a lot of time.

With the widespread use of wireless and the integration of VPN capabilities in most modern laptops, PDA's and mobile phones, there is a growing desire for encrypting more and more communications to prevent eavesdropping. Can you trust the coffee shop's wireless network? Is your neighbor watching your wireless? Or are your competitors perhaps engaged in industrial espionage? Do you need to send information back to your office while on the road or on board a ship? Or do you just want to securely access your MP3's at home? IPsec is the industry standard for encrypted communication, and Openswan is the de-facto implementation of IPsec for Linux.

Whether you are just connecting your home DSL connection with your laptop when you're on the road to access your files at home, or you are building an industry size, military strength VPN infrastructure for a medium to very large organization, this book will assist you in setting up Openswan to suit those needs.

The topics discussed range from designing, to building, to configuring Openswan as the VPN gateway to deploy IPsec using Openswan. It not only for Linux clients, but also the more commonly used Operating Systems such as Microsoft Windows and MacOSX. Furthermore it discusses common interoperability examples for third party vendors, such as Cisco, Checkpoint, Netscreen and other common IPsec vendors.

The authors bring you first hand information, as they are the official developers of the Openswan code. They have included the latest developments and upcoming issues. With experience in answering questions on a daily basis on the mailing lists since the creation of Openswan, the authors are by far the most experienced in a wide range of successful and not so successful uses of Openswan by people worldwide.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   360
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 7.3" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 20, 2006
Publisher   Packt Publishing
ISBN  1904811256  
ISBN13  9781904811251  

Availability  71 units.
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2Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Networking
3Books > Subjects > Computers & Internet > Operating Systems > Unix > General

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Cryptic  Feb 14, 2008
Cryptic is the word to describe this book. When describing the protocols, the author couldn't decide how in-depth he should go. As a result, what you have is a very unbalanced treatment. Without more details, all the chapters on protocols are totally useless -- unless the reader is already very familiar with them. The author should have written in more detail or omitted the chapters on protocols totally.

Very wordy. No illustration. But this seems to be only book on Openswan. What a shame.
Okay book, but lots of gaps  Mar 9, 2007
After researching OpenSWAN on the Internet for several weeks, I kept running into this particular title. I figured it would be nice to have a desk reference for this software, as it is not exactly user-friendly, and the few web sites I was frequenting seemed to endorse the book. When the book arrived, my first impression was that it was a lot thinner than I would have expected. And for a good reason: there are not nearly enough configuration examples, and it seemed like an awful lot of steps were assumed as common knowledge. It's not that the book is a terrible book -- far from it. I would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting to attempt OpenSWAN. However, I would caution that it's not going to hold your hand through the setup, and you'll almost certainly need to supplement the book with examples and guides from the Web. Also, it's a bit on the pricey side considering the content (or lack thereof) -- for example, the monstrous "Official Samba HOWTO and Reference Guide" is comprehensive, enormous, and costs less -- it would have been nice if the Openswan book were a little more like that.
Complete Guide for Installing and Configuring Openswan  Mar 31, 2006
I bought this book to setup Openswan IPSec on Linux server that would connect to a Watchguard Firebox. Since the Linux distro was Slackware, I got to go through the entire build and setup procedure (which, dispite the author's distain for Slackware, was not as bad as seems). The book covers theory and operation of IPSec in general as well as the details of installing (from binary distributions and source tar balls) and configuring Openswan IPSec and overcoming the bumbs encountered getting it all running.

Included are details and problems of making Openswan work with other IPSec devices, such as Watchguard (in my case), Cisco and Microsoft's IPSec implementation. And when dealing with connecting to Microsoft, they deal with the problems you will encounter and how to work through them.

If you are planning to setup IPSec on a Linux server using Openswan, you'll want this book at your side to help guide you through the entire process.

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